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Frequently Asked Questions

When will applications open?

The next application period will open autumn 2023, for a 2024 cohort.

What are the barriers to commercializaiton?

LabStart helps reduce friction to commercializing lab technology by helping entrepreneurs overcome structural, policy, and financial barriers.

Who should apply?

Any US citizen who believes they have tenacity, humility, grit, adaptability, and determination to launch a great climate tech company.

What technologies are you commercializing?

All climate technologies! As more cohorts develop, we will have cohorts themed around certain sub-sectors of climate tech.

How long is the program?

The program is one-year long, in two phases. LabStart and key partners provide fellows with a living stipend, direct mentorship, and licensing support.

How can other organizations partner?

We are currently looking for funding, industry expertise, and recruitment sources. Reach out at to collaborate.

Stay tuned for what's to come!

Thanks for your interest :)

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